Pnina Baim


A late reader, Pnina taught herself how to read at the age of nine with the Encyclopedia Brown series. Her passion thus aroused, she read constantly, and tried her own attempts at writing. Her compositions and short stories were praised by everyone who reviewed them, until a college professor wrote in sloppy red pen that her English essay was an incredible example of poor writing. Discouraged, Pnina turned to other pursuits and received a B.S. in Health and Nutrition from Brooklyn College and a M.S. in Education and Administration from Yeshiva University.

Fast-forward a decade later, while waiting in traffic court for her turn, she decided to take the plunge and began writing again. After all, as R’ Noach Weinberg said, “If a person wants to start a business, but he doesn’t think he’s capable of doing so, he should just look around at all the other Joe Shmoes that have their own businesses. If they could do it, why not him?” Indeed, why not her? So, she pulled out a pen and notepad and started to write.

Pnina successfully funded her kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her new novel, a story about love and life in Israel. See more @

Pnina was born, raised, and resides in Brooklyn, NY. She is married to the love of her life and is blessed with three small, delicious children.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love developing the characters and the plot to see where the story will go. It's exciting for me to see the story take shape in directions I would never had considered at the beginning!
What do your fans mean to you?
Every person who reads my stories is a unique audience and I am fascinated by what they think of my writing and how I can improve.
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Smashwords book reviews by Pnina Baim

  • Hope Janitorial on Nov. 11, 2012

    interesting story, but needs more grammer revision
  • Letters Home on Jan. 01, 2013
    (no rating)
    surprisingly funny, though I didn't realize how short 537 words actually are.
  • The Kid on Jan. 01, 2013
    (no rating)
    your writing is unique and I enjoyed it, but what's with the lack of punctuation within quotes?
  • Love Thy Roommate on July 10, 2013
    (no rating)
    The writing is too choppy, the book needs revision. Good luck.